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Re: what is the difference?

From:Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>
Date:Saturday, November 26, 2005, 5:14
Reilly wrote:

"whats the difference between

[h] is a voiceless glottal fricative; [h_v] is its voiced counterpart.

Incidentally, I feel I should explain this (sorry if I seem patronising :)):
Slashes are used to denote phonemics, i.e., the contrastive sounds of a
language. Square brackets are used to denote phonetics, i.e., what you hear,
whether it be phonemically relevant or not. Angle brackets (and braces, but
far less often) are used to denote orthography. Approximately, at any rate.
I'm sure someone else can provide a better explanation.

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